Like Catholicism, Hinduism was Originally a Monotheistic Religion that Collapsed to Polytheism. Both religions have a human hierarchy system with the leaders claiming to be direct mediators to God.
The highest of the hierarchy in Hinduism (the Brahmins) claim to be able to Create other gods.
Hinduism Started with 1 God (Brahma), then the Brahmins Added 2 more gods (Vishnu and Shiva) to Also forge a Trinity. After getting a flavor of worshipping multiple gods, the Brahmins then founded hundreds of more gods/statues.
Starting with 1 God, Hindus currently have 330 Million gods. According to India Today at a new god ceremony in 2017, new gods are being invented for “persuasion, propaganda, collective manipulation of the mind or assertion of status and power.”
Modern Individuals can become gods in Hinduism with the right connections & donations. There has been an ongoing campaign to turn Nathuram Godse (Gandhi’s killer) into a god with some success having a Temple built in his name and more of his statues being sent to more Temples in India.
New gods with new functions/back stories/supposed powers of course contradict the current gods in the Vedas. This appears to be an accepted tradition in Hinduism. For example, the current gods in the Vedas also contradict each other in respects to origin, what they created, who came first and who has what function:
Vedas Logic; Creator of the World is “Unknown” (Rig Veda 10.129.6-7) Vs. “Indra” (Rig Veda 10.51.4, Rig Veda 8.36.4) Vs. “Brahma” (Yajur Veda 31.12) Vs. “Vishwakarma” (Rig Veda 10.82.1) Vs. Aja (Atharva Veda 9.5.20) Vs. Dhatar (Rig Veda 10.90.3) Vs. Visvakarman (Rig Veda 10.81,2) Vs. Tvastar (Rig Veda 10.110.9) Vs. Ribhus (Rig Veda 4.34.9) Vs. Hiranyagarba (Rig Veda 10.121.9)
Hindu Excuse; Mistranslation or Certain gods created the world together or simultaneously.
Rebuttal; Of course, a tradition / mantra / teaching that has been transmitted for thousands of years by “Gossip” will have varying stories. Researchers have studied relaying stories from one person to another verbally does not have the same accuracy as writing, especially when done for thousands of years.
Furthermore, the excuse of “Simultaneously” or “Instantly” is a common excuse in Hinduism when trying to explain who is really God. If indeed a god created something ‘simultaneously’ with another god, then both gods would’ve been mentioned in the verse.
In Modern times if you can Pay to become a god in Hinduism, then it’s not a Religion, it’s a Company, and companies care more for profit & politics than people.
Some examples are:
- Caring more about contradicting verses on being a vegetarian or contradictions about cow worshipping has led to extreme famines in India killing thousands.
- Caring more about contradicting verses on who is a god and how to worship that particular god has led to mass blindness in India with the Rig Veda 7.55.7 claiming to pray to the sun, looking into it with naked eyes causing India to be the #1 country of Blind people with an estimated 32 Million in 2021 according to the National Program for Control of Blindness (NPCB)
Quranic Logic: One God, One Creator: “Surely, your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth..” (Quran 7:54)
The Theological Intelligence Score of Hinduism and Monotheism is “0” because it’s an ongoing currently evolving Polytheism.